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Zimbabwe unfamiliar with opposition role
June 28, 2000
The opposition party did succeed in denying President Robert Mugabe the two-thirds majority his party needs to unilaterally change the constitution.
The past is ancient history to grads
June 28, 2000
Do the words “Give me liberty or give me death” sound only vaguely familiar? Do you think Thomas Jefferson was the “Father of the Constitution”?
Sister-city choir delights audience
June 28, 2000
By Jan Biles Journal-World Features-Arts Editor The East met West Tuesday night at the Lied Center as the Lawrence Civic Choir and the Hiratsuka Civic Choir joined for a concert of traditional American and Japanese songs.
KC jazz district jazzed up
June 28, 2000
A district once alive with the sounds of Count Basie and Charlie Parker is undergoing a facelift.
Hy-Vee gets fine compromise from commission
June 28, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood Journal-World Writer A fine that could have run to $30,000 or more for Lawrence’s newest Hy-Vee store likely will be limited to $7,000 after city commissioners voted Tuesday against implementing the full fine.
Heart attacks occur without chest pain
June 28, 2000
Just because a person doesn’t have chest pain doesn’t mean he or she isn’t having a heart attack.
Cholesterol drug, bone mass linked
June 28, 2000
Two more studies suggest that widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs may prevent brittle bones.
Bone marrow makes liver cells
June 28, 2000
Liver cells have been found to come from an unlikely source bone marrow raising the possibility that people with hepatitis and other liver diseases could somehow use their own cells to heal themselves, a new study found.
High School is Nice to Visit but I Don’t want to Live There
Jest for Grins
June 28, 2000
If you have been out of high school for more than twenty-five years, you can bet your last dollar that the classmate who takes the reunion prize for having the youngest child will be a male with a second or third wife about the age of his oldest child.
Old Home Town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today.
June 28, 2000
State lifts water restrictions
June 28, 2000
Recent rainfall in northern Kansas has resulted in temporarily lifting the state’s pumping ban on junior water rights holders in that part of the state, the Department of Agriculture said Tuesday.
Grounds for lawsuit challenged
June 28, 2000
By Joel Mathis Journal-World Writer When the Lawrence school district filed suit in April against the parents of two students, board members asked why they weren’t consulted. Now the defendants want to know the same thing.
Commission Briefs
June 28, 2000
City considers options for slowing traffic
June 28, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood Journal-World Writer Traffic roundabouts were given another hearing at Tuesday’s city commission meeting.
Law Enforcement Report
June 28, 2000
City rejects area firm’s bus appeal
June 28, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood Journal-World Writer Round Two ended no differently than Round One for Lawrence Bus Co. and its efforts to land a contract to manage the planned citywide bus system.
WRAP looks for alternative funds
June 28, 2000
By Mike Belt Journal-World Writer Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center’s request for $32,000 was rejected by the Douglas County Commission. Now it will look for help elsewhere for its 3-year-old delinquency-prevention program.
Beach erosion eating away at U.S. coastlines
June 28, 2000
Coastal erosion topples 1,500 American waterfront homes a year at a cost of $530 million, according to a new study released Tuesday by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
U.N.: AIDS rates continue to climb
June 28, 2000
AIDS has killed 19 million people worldwide, but the worst is yet to come, the United Nations predicted Tuesday: the disease is expected to wipe out half the teen-agers in some African nations, devastating economies and societies.
Rising rates, gas prices hit consumer confidence
June 28, 2000
Americans grew more concerned about the direction of the U.S. economy in June, a new report said Tuesday, with rising interest rates and soaring gasoline prices beginning to eat away at consumers’ confidence.
Cleveland clobbers KC, 12-1
June 28, 2000
The Indians’ Jim Thome belted a pair of home runs, went 4-for-4 and drove in four runs. At least the fans can understand what the Royals are going through right now.
Sprint, mayor await next step in merger plan
June 28, 2000
The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Tuesday to stop the Sprint-MCI WorldCom merger. Overland Park Mayor Ed Eilert said he didn’t think the lawsuit would have any immediate effect on the city.
Wizards’ coach an all-star
June 28, 2000
American Eagle facing delays
June 28, 2000
By Mark Fagan Journal-World Business Editor American Eagle Outfitters won’t be shipping clothes out of its new Lawrence distribution center next spring as expected.
MLB Briefs
June 28, 2000
Play in NYC? Fuhgeddaboutit
June 28, 2000
The Babe, Reggie and Tom Terrific thrived in New York. Others are filled with terror when they see the big buildings and even bigger headlines.
Mother blames son’s hearing loss on insurance rules
June 28, 2000
By Ann Landers Dear Ann: I read your column about doctors having to answer to the insurance companies, and it really hit home.
Wagner’s season over
June 28, 2000
In one season, Billy Wagner went from one of baseball’s most dominant closers to a shaky reliever having a hard time getting anyone out. Now there seems to be a good reason for his abrupt fall: He was hurt.
Topeka nips Raiders, 6-5
June 28, 2000
Topeka Post 400 rallied with a four-run seventh inning and defeated the Lawrence Raiders, 6-5, Tuesday night in extra innings.
Halstead prep wins gold at festival
June 28, 2000
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Halstead native Dennis Latimore, who is considering Kansas and six other schools, enters the summer as one of the country’s top recruits.
Braves’ announcing quartet back on board
June 28, 2000
A brief feud between the Braves and TBS-Turner Sports, corporate brothers within the Time Warner family, ended Tuesday when the team said it would allow the cable channel’s four announcers back on board.
Hip surgery awaits Norman
June 28, 2000
Greg Norman said Tuesday he will have to skip the British Open because of surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip.
Water often taken for granted
June 28, 2000
By Susan Crumm Everyone always talks about how important it is to drink plenty of water, especially during the summer. Is water really that important?
When smoke clears taste will linger
June 28, 2000
By Gwyn Mellinger With the Fourth of July holiday coming up, plenty of local cooks will be looking for meals to prepare outdoors. While quick meals on the grill make sense for gatherings at the lake or park, homebodies who plan to spend a lazy day around the yard might consider firing up the smoker.
County’s waste may head to Eudora plant, not field surfaces
Lawrence wastewater plant’s high fees cause commissioners to look for alternative dumping site
June 28, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Journal-World Writer A recent study shows that Douglas County could take its septic waste to the Eudora wastewater treatment plant rather than pay high fees at the Lawrence plant.
Discovery helps archaelogists bone up on Indian history
June 28, 2000
An Indian buffalo-processing site found in southwest Kansas, which dates back 500 to 600 years, is providing a glimpse of the life of the Antelope Creek people.
Crime Blotter
June 28, 2000
Suspected victim’s child may still be alive
June 28, 2000
Kansas City Police are investigating reports that the daughter of a missing woman linked to John E. Robinson Sr. may have been raised by a couple known by the murder defendant.
Area Briefs
June 28, 2000
County official misses shot at new job
June 28, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Journal-World Writer Craig Weinaug was a finalist to be city manager of Norman, Okla., but didn’t get the job. He says it’s not a sign he’s looking to leave Lawrence.
First president instilled virtue, distilled spirits
June 28, 2000
They probably did not tell you this in history class: The nation’s first president made whiskey.
Local Peace Corps volunteer helps pioneer new mission
June 28, 2000
By Mike Belt Journal-World Writer Lawrence native Stuart Squires will become one of the first Peace Corps volunteers in Africa trained for AIDS prevention.
Agnes Edgerton
June 28, 2000
World Briefs
June 28, 2000
Adoptees deserve information
June 28, 2000
By Mike Hoeflich Kansas University Law Professor The United States Supreme Court recently upheld an Oregon statute giving adopted children access to records which would aid them in finding their birth parents. I have been following the progress of this case for some time and my interest has been more than simply professional.
Distracted drivers a hazard
June 28, 2000
The key to reducing accidents is to make drivers aware of their distraction, safety advocates say.
Dictionary offers more words’ worth
June 28, 2000
Unless you’ve been living on a desert island for the past decade, you know what it is. But how do you spell it? “Dot-com” is preferred, according to the new edition of the Random House Webster’s New College Dictionary. Or it can be “dot.com,” but certainly not “dotcom” or “.com.”
Daily Ticker
June 28, 2000
Business Briefcase
June 28, 2000
Dodgers waive pitching hero of 1980s
June 28, 2000
Orel Hershiser wanted to be the link between the Dodgers’ last World Series title and their next one.
Nets’ choice: Trade top pick or take chance
June 28, 2000
Kenyon Martin of Cincinnati is expected to be the No. 1 pick in tonight’s NBA Draft but is his right leg sound?
LaFrentz healthy again
Once a Jayhawk …
June 28, 2000
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Ex-Jayhawk Raef LaFrentz returned to town this week to help out at Roy Williams’ basketball camp. Raef LaFrentz may be the tallest three-point threat in NBA history. The 6-foot-11, 240-pound LaFrentz, who hit 13 of 35 three-pointers in his four years at Kansas University, launched 183 threes for the Denver Nuggets last season, converting 60.
Elian’s father, Miami relatives await Supreme Court ruling
June 28, 2000
Elian Gonzalez and his father will be free to go home to Cuba today unless the Supreme Court intervenes.
Sweet success
A chef finds herself in just desserts
June 28, 2000
Pastries are particularly sweet for Colleen Apte. Her midlife decision to become a pastry chef has led to romance, access to the White House, and a top prize bestowed by the French government for culinary excellence in an international competition.
Study bolsters support for tougher laws
Report shows binge drinking habits begin when children are underage
June 28, 2000
By Tom Meagher Journal-World Writer State and local officials support enacting tougher laws, including ones requiring registration of beer kegs.
Travelgate another Clinton win
June 28, 2000
By Philip Terzian Providence Journal Associate Editor The big news is that independent counsel Robert Ray has decided not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for her role in the Travelgate affair. But not because Mrs. Clinton is an injured party. He has pronounced the case closed because he could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that “any of Mrs. Clinton’s statements and testimony regarding her involvement in the travel office firings were knowingly false.”
U.S. urgently trying to save Middle East peace process
June 28, 2000
U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright arrived in Israel on Tuesday and immediately set about trying to salvage President Clinton’s plans for a Palestinian-Israeli peace summit in Washington next month.
People, Faces & Things
June 28, 2000
Hey, hey, they’re fake Monkees
June 28, 2000
The Monkees. Were they under-appreciated musical geniuses? Or merely NBC’s answer to Herman’s Hermits? Just in case you’ve been wrestling with that question for the last 35 years, VH1 presents “Daydream Believers: The Monkees Story” (8 p.m.).
Horoscopes
June 28, 2000
Gasoline crunch
June 28, 2000
John Dougan Sr.
June 28, 2000
Merger Disconnected
Suit filed to block hook-up
June 28, 2000
Atty. Gen. Janet Reno said reducing the number of telecommunications companies is a step in the wrong direction. The Justice Department filed suit Tuesday to block the proposed $129 billion merger of WorldCom and Sprint, the nation’s second- and third-largest phone companies, on grounds it would increase prices for millions of consumers.
Group defends timing of ‘Monkey Trial’ play
June 28, 2000
The timing is coincidental, organizers say. But two groups opposed to last year’s Kansas State Board of Education decision on teaching evolution are taking advantage of the 75th anniversary of the Scopes “Monkey” Trial to premiere a new play about the trial and conduct news conferences and panel discussions two weeks before the Aug. 1 Republican primary.
Rundown on the best of Big 12
June 28, 2000
by Chuck Woodling Journal-World Sports Editor Among the nine Big 12 Conference products listed as prospects for tonight’s NBA Draft is Tony Rampson. Tony Rampson??? Who’s Tony Rampson? Rampson is a stiff who played three seasons at Iowa State, averaging 2.2 points a game.
Agassi escapes early exit
WIMBLEDON: No. 7-seeded Hewitt bounced by Gambill
June 28, 2000
After losing in the second round of last month’s French Open, Andre Agassi survived a first-round showdown with qualifier Taylor Dent.
Habs up for grabs: Molson to sell Montreal Canadiens
June 28, 2000
The Montreal Canadiens, whose rich tradition of 24 championships is surpassed in North America only by baseball’s New York Yankees, were put on the market Tuesday by Molson brewery.
Book shares story of Illinois’ successful welfare fight
June 28, 2000
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group columnist In a low-slung office building on the main drag of a blighted neighborhood once known as Bronzeville, a veteran community worker named Greg Washington reflects on one of the untold success stories of welfare reform and the challenge that lies ahead.
How will we read genetic code?
June 28, 2000
By Ellen Goodman Boston Globe Columnist They all talked about it as a book, although e-book is a better analogy. If the human genome were actually printed out on paper it would rise as high as the Washington Monument.
River of life
June 28, 2000
Journal-World Editorial Considering how basic water is to our survival may help inspire some solutions to the increasing problem of river and lake pollution. There is no element more basic to human life than water.
Nation Briefs
June 28, 2000
News Briefs
June 28, 2000
Biology textbooks rated bad, worse
June 28, 2000
The books do not encourage students to examine their ideas or relate lessons to hands-on experiments and everyday life, researchers said in the report released Tuesday.
Bert Nash Briefs
June 28, 2000
Food sales to Cuba crack embargo
June 28, 2000
In a landmark move toward cracking the Cold War wall around Cuba, key House Republicans on Tuesday endorsed a measure that would allow limited sales of food and medicine to the island nation for the first time in four decades.
NL Roundup
June 28, 2000
Security will be tight for Rocker in New York
June 28, 2000
If Atlanta relief pitcher John Rocker carries out his threat to ride the subway to games between the Mets and the Braves, there could be more cops on the train than purple-haired punks, unwed mothers and AIDS patients combined.
Cardinals’ Benes has been dominant force of late
June 28, 2000
The last three starts, the St. Louis Cardinals’ right-hander has dominated, posting 10 strikeouts each time out. It’s no fluke either, considering that his last two outings have come against the same team, the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Vegetarian grill keeps fires burning
June 28, 2000
Chili-basted corn on the cob stars in this vegetarian cookout. Corn on the cob is one of the great treats of summer, whether it is boiled or steamed in the kitchen or roasted outdoors.
AL Roundup
June 28, 2000
Reno resists GOP criticism
June 28, 2000
At issue is a possible investigation of Vice President Al Gore’s fund-raising in the 1996 campaign.